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What Does Falling Asleep in Your Contacts Mean for Your Eyes?

What Does Falling Asleep in Your Contacts Mean for Your Eyes?

Created on: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Author: New England Vision Correction

We’ve all been there before, you fall asleep on your couch watching TV or get home from a long day at work and wake up with your contacts still in. We know we shouldn’t sleep in our contacts but mistakes are inevitable. But why is it so bad for us to wear our contacts overnight?

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What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

Created on: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Author: New England Vision Correction

When the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins then you are developing cataracts. These clumped proteins block light from entering the eye, which causes your vision to become increasingly blurrier over time and if left unresolved will result in the complete loss of your vision.

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Sunglasses: Is Your Vision Being Protected?

Sunglasses: Is Your Vision Being Protected?

Created on: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Author: New England Vision Correction

Everyone knows sunglasses are cool, but what you may not know is that they can protect your vision. You might be saying “I thought sunglasses were just an accessory?” Well, they are an accessory! but they are also a utility. Sunglasses have been a fashion accessory for a very long time, but they can also block harmful rays from the sun.

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4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

Created on: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Author: New England Vision Correction

Over 20 million people in North America alone suffer from severe vision loss. Not all of these eye diseases can be prevented or cured, but there are some things you can do to help your eyes remain healthy and possibly lower your risks of developing serious vision loss.

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Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Created on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Author: New England Vision Correction

We always try out best when it comes to protecting our skin, but not enough of us take the same care to protect our eyesight. Protecting your eyesight is very important and essential if you hope to have good quality vision by the time you are in your 40s.

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Cataract Surgery Lens Options

Cataract Surgery Lens Options

Created on: Friday, March 24, 2017
Author: New England Vision Correction

Learn about the various cataract surgery lens options offered by the vision correction specialists of Vermont Eye Laser & New England Vision Correction.

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Answers to Your Most Pressing LASIK Questions

Answers to Your Most Pressing LASIK Questions

Created on: Monday, February 27, 2017
Author: New England Vision Correction

You’ve done a lot of research, but you still have some pressing questions about LASIK eye surgery. Instead of spending hours scouring the Internet, check out the answers to the top questions. Then, you’ll have all the information you need to make an informed decision about LASIK.

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3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

Created on: Monday, February 13, 2017
Author: New England Vision Correction

With age comes many amazing things, like wisdom and experience from the world around you. But what many people don’t expect is for their eyesight to change. Eye health is important no matter what age you are, but older, aging eyes require a yearly comprehensive eye exam. Before your next eye exam, make sure you know about these common eye conditions!

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5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

Created on: Thursday, February 09, 2017
Author: New England Vision Correction

During winter, it can seem impossible to keep every part of your body covered and protected from the elements. Just like your hands need gloves, and you need snow boots to keep your feet toasty, there are things that you can do to keep your eyes healthy during the winter as well. Whether you’re living in a humid climate, or dealing with snowstorms, check out these 5 easy things you can do this winter.

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When You Should Have Cataract Surgery

When You Should Have Cataract Surgery

Created on: Monday, January 23, 2017
Author: New England Vision Correction

As advanced as medical technology is, there is no eye drop or medication that can prevent the formation of a cataract, nor can it be reversed. If a cataract is causing a change in a person’s prescription, blurred vision can be improved with a new prescription. However, surgery is the only true treatment for a cataract. It involves removing the natural lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.

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Exercise and How it can Positively Impact Your IOP

Exercise and How it can Positively Impact Your IOP

Created on: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Author: New England Vision Correction

Recent studies suggest that exercise can help to alleviate some eye pressure, which can potentially help if you have glaucoma. Now you might be thinking, “well, how much do I need to work out to get results?” The great thing is, you don't need to work out rigorously to see results.

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Nutrients in Food and How They Affect Your Eye Health

Nutrients in Food and How They Affect Your Eye Health

Created on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Author: New England Vision Correction

When it comes to nutrition, we have a lot of options available for us when we go to the grocery store every day. What we eat can have an effect on our health and ultimately that effects every part of our body. Even our eyes can be effected by our diet, so making smart choices with what we eat could possibly be the difference between clear or blurry as we get older.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Created on: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

Like the rest of our bodies, our eyes are affected by our health, so it is important that we keep our health in our consideration if we want to maintain good vision. Here are a few easy ways you can help to maintain the health of your eyes as you get older.

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LASIK: Helping You See the Real You

LASIK: Helping You See the Real You

Created on: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

Did you start wearing glasses when you were a kid? Do you remember the dread in the pit of your stomach when your parents made you go to the eye doctor – maybe at the suggestion of your grade school teacher – and the doctor told you that you needed glasses? A grownup telling you that for the rest of your life you’d have to live behind this thing on your face is devastating news.

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Conjunctivitis: What is Pink Eye and How Can I Avoid It?

Conjunctivitis: What is Pink Eye and How Can I Avoid It?

Created on: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

Conjunctivitis, or “Pink Eye” as it is more commonly known, is a common eye problem that can be treated relatively easily and avoided using a few simple precautions.

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Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes

Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about our eyes. I'm sure you've heard of the old myth where if someone hits you in the back of the head while you are crossing your eyes they will get stuck. Well, that is just one of the many silly myths that have come up over the years. The American Academy of Ophthalmology publishes a list of these myths on their website, but here is our “Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes.”

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The 4 Most Common Fears About LASIK

Created on: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Most people want perfect eyesight and to be free of the hassle of contacts or glasses, but there is still a lot of fear and misinformation surrounding LASIK eye surgery.

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5 Vitamins and Nutrients that Should be a Part of Your Diet

5 Vitamins and Nutrients that Should be a Part of Your Diet

Created on: Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

Everyone has heard that they should be eating more carrots to improve their eyesight. This is because of the high levels of beta-carotene that is found in carrots which is said to be essential in maintaining healthy eyes. There are actually quite a few different vitamins and nutrients that are considered to be good for your eye health.

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3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

Created on: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

Pretty much everyone uses computers or digital devices for something today. We are constantly exposed to digital screens either at work or in our personal lives and this constant exposure can lead to some eye strain over time. Not a lot of people are familiar with the issues of digital eye strain, even though they could be suffering from it on a daily basis.

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4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

Created on: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

Most people try to eat healthy and take their daily vitamins, but it is easy to forget and cut corners when you’ve had a busy week. It is easy to take our eyes for granted, but they are the second most physiologically active part of our bodies—second only to the brain! This means our eyes required approximately 25% of the nutrients we take in daily to remain healthy. With this blog, we are going to talk about some easy things that can be done to your daily diet to help boost your eyes nutrition.

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How You Should Be Protecting Yourself from the Sun

How You Should Be Protecting Yourself from the Sun

Created on: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

Do you like to spend a lot of time outdoors? Spending time in the sun, camping, hiking—these are all things that are great outdoors activities, but it is important to make sure you are taking the right steps to protecting yourself from the sun’s rays. Most people know to protect their skin from the sun, but the dangers the suns ultraviolent (UV) rays pose to your eyes are much less common knowledge.

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Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Created on: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

Research conducted by scientists studying infants with the Zika virus in Brazil have discovered new dangerous eye complications that can be linked to the virus. These eye complications can lead to possible severe vision loss and even possibly complete vision loss. Three Brazilian infants that have microcephaly—a birth defect caused by Zika that causes shrunken heads and brains in newborns—have been observed of also having hemorrhaging, abnormal blood vessel development and retinal lesions. This has never been observed before by researchers.

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Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Created on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

A recent study was conducted that determined a large number of adults in America suffered from extreme nearsightedness (myopia)—9.6 million adults to be exact. Of that staggering number, 820,000 of those people suffer from degenerative eye disease and another 41,000 people deal with a serious vision complication which is called myopic choroidal neovascularization—which can cause permanent vision loss, women in particular seem to be more susceptible.

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Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Created on: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

It is that time of year again! Back-to-School! Millions of parents around the country are rushing to stores to buy all the newest school supplies and outfits. While you are going through your list of school supplies make sure to not skip your child’s eye health.

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Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Created on: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Having poor color vision is a problem that is more common than you would think. Most people refer to having poor color vision as suffering from “colorblindness,” however, there are different levels at which you can be “colorblind.” People who only see in black and white and experience true “colorblindness” are incredibly rare.

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Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

Created on: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

Cataracts occur when the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins. These proteins block light as it enters your eye which causes your vision to become gradually more blurry and if left unchecked could result in complete loss of vision.

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Eating Healthier? Improve Your Eye Health with These Diet Tips

Eating Healthier? Improve Your Eye Health with These Diet Tips

Created on: Friday, June 24, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

More and more people are making the decision to make healthier food choices every day. Generally, the goal is to improve heart health and lose weight, which are both valid and great goals, but certain foods can also actually help your eye health and reduce your risks of developing certain eye diseases. Studies have shown that your risks of developing cataracts, macular degeneration and dry eye can be reduced if you make healthier food choices.

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3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

Created on: Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

Chance are, if you are one of 35+ million contact lens users in America, you were taught all the basics of proper contact lens hygiene when you first received your prescription. There are probably even better odds that you currently aren’t following those contact lens hygiene basics you were taught every single day.

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Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Created on: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

Sunglasses have been synonymous with the idea of “cool” for a long time and it isn’t hard to imagine why. It is hard to picture sunglasses without thinking about Tom Cruise rocking aviators while riding on a motorcycle. Sunglasses have been an important fashion accessory in our society for a long time now, but it is important to make sure your sunglasses aren’t just form and have some function as well.

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Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

Created on: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

Well it is officially Spring, a time of beauty where plants spring into life and also a time of season allergies. Ocular allergies, commonly referred to as “eye allergies” are one of these Spring frustrations that millions of people deal with every year. If you suffer from Spring allergies, then you might end up having to deal with watery and/or irritated red eyes.

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Styes: Should You Be Concerned?

Styes: Should You Be Concerned?

Created on: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

I'm sure at some point you've felt the nagging discomfort of having a stye on your eyelid. Styes are similar to a pimple, but they form on your upper or lower eyelid. The stye inflammation of the eyelid can be caused by a couple things—either an oil duct is blocked up on your eyelid, or germs such as a staphylococcal bacterium have been trapped with dead skin cells on the eyelid. Usually, styes are never more than a superficial frustration, but they can form deeper in the eyelid.

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How Computer Screens Can Affect Your Vision

How Computer Screens Can Affect Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

Computers have revolutionized how we do things in our daily lives. In today's world we use computers for almost everything—we use them to do our jobs, communicate, navigate, invest, manage, etc... It is now hard to imagine how we could get by without computers because of the many amazing things they allow us to do, but what does all this exposure to digital screens mean for our eyes?

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3 Ways To Protect Your Vision In The Office

3 Ways To Protect Your Vision In The Office

Created on: Monday, March 14, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

Digital eye strain is a rapidly growing issue in today's computer reliant world. If you work in an office, chances are you will be spending quite some time in front of a computer screen which can cause your eyes to strain. In fact, 70 percent of Americans who work with computers on a daily basis deal with symptoms of digital eye strain. Luckily, there are some precautions you can take to help prevent digital eye strain and protect your vision.

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Aging Eyes? Here are 5 Things to Look Out For

Aging Eyes? Here are 5 Things to Look Out For

Created on: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

Aging is an inescapable reality for us adults. Age affects us all, and it affects every part of our bodies as well—this includes your eyes. It is easy for us to forget that our eyes are affected by age just like our skin and our hair. As we get older our eyes became more susceptible to certain eye diseases, particularly if we have other health conditions, such as diabetes.

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Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Created on: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

Cataracts are the number one causes of blindness in the world. The first thing you probably think of when you hear the word “cataracts” is the elderly. It is understandable why that would be the case, because cataracts are most commonly seen in the elderly, but you don't need to be elderly to develop them—in fact, babies can be born with cataracts.

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Plan Ahead, Prepare For Summer Travel With LASIK

Plan Ahead, Prepare For Summer Travel With LASIK

Created on: Friday, January 29, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

We don't think it too early to start planning ahead for future summer travel. Traveling with corrective lenses like eyeglasses or contacts can be a real pain! You always have to pack an extra pair, just in case something happens to your current pair, and you are always concerned about losing them—after all, your travel plans would be ruined if you couldn't see anything clearly. So why not ditch the lenses and experience the freedom of living with clear vision with LASIK?

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5 Common Contact Lens Blunders That Should Be Avoided

5 Common Contact Lens Blunders That Should Be Avoided

Created on: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Author: New England Vision Correction

If you are a contact lens user, then you might be at risk of developing an eye infection if you are not practicing good hygiene with your contact lenses. It is easy to cut corners when your contacts seem to become just another part of your daily routine.

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Vision: A Look At All The Moving Parts

Vision: A Look At All The Moving Parts

Created on: Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Author: New England Vision Correction

Vision is a beautiful thing, thanks to your eyes you are able to see colors and perceive depth. You can focus your vision up close or looks far off into the horizon. All of these functions of the eye happen automatically when you open up your eyes similarly to how your camera can autofocus on your phone.

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Preventative Medicine: Myth, or Legend?

Preventative Medicine: Myth, or Legend?

Created on: Monday, November 30, 2015
Author: New England Vision Correction

Just because modern medicine is becoming increasingly fantastic, doesn't mean you should stop taking care of yourself. In fact, despite the constant advances in medical research, more and more doctors are looking at preventative medicine as a means of decreasing medical risk. Although preventative medical techniques won't be able to stop health complications caused by genetics, age, or uncontrollable environmental factors—it can help to slow the affects.

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4 Ocular Complications That Diabetes Has Been Known to Cause

4 Ocular Complications That Diabetes Has Been Known to Cause

Created on: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Author: New England Vision Correction

Around 9% of those residing in the United States have diabetes, and approximately 1 out of 3 diabetic adults are affected by diabetic retinopathy A number of ocular complications are actually caused by diabetes, but the most severe of the possible ocular complicates is diabetic retinopathy.

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What is a Pterygium? And What are my Treatment Options?

What is a Pterygium? And What are my Treatment Options?

Created on: Monday, October 26, 2015
Author: New England Vision Correction

People generally describe a pterygium as a “whiteish-yellowish, wing-shaped growth” that grows over a part of your cornea, but what is it exactly? Medically speaking, a pterygium is an overgrowth of fibrovascular tissue and conjunctiva on the surface of the cornea.

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The 5 Primary Types of Eye Allergies

The 5 Primary Types of Eye Allergies

Created on: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Author: New England Vision Correction

When your body's immune system becomes sensitive and overreacts to something you begin to develop allergies. Allergic reactions can occur when the allergen comes in contact with antibodies in the mast cells of your eyes. At the point of contact, your cells release histamine, other substances and chemicals that cause tiny blood vessels to leak, when this happens your eyes become itchy, red, and watery.

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The Importance of Blinking

The Importance of Blinking

Created on: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Author: New England Vision Correction

Blinking is something that we all do, but did you know about the importance of blinking? The truth is, blinking helps to clean the surface of the eye. The eye is very easily infected, and if we didn’t have the eyelid there to help keep it clean we would develop eye infections much more often. Blinking also helps to flush fresh tears and nutrients across the surface of the eye, this helps to keep it from getting dry.

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The Three Types of Cataracts and What you should be on the Lookout For

The Three Types of Cataracts and What you should be on the Lookout For

Created on: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Author: New England Vision Correction

Most people over the age of 40 that suffer vision loss are developing cataracts. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness throughout the entire world. The number of cases of cataracts far eclipse the amount of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy cases combined!

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Allergies and What it Might Mean For Your Eyes

Allergies and What it Might Mean For Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Author: New England Vision Correction

Runny nose? Scratchy throat? Sneezing? These can all be caused by allergies, but allergies can effect a lot more than your nose and throat. The eyes are subject to many different allergens as well, and unfortunately many people are susceptible to these allergies.

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The Dangers Smoke Poses to Your Eyes

The Dangers Smoke Poses to Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Author: New England Vision Correction

If you live in California, then you are probably familiar with the dangers of wildfires. Wildfires spread quickly and cause a lot of damage to the ecosystem and neighboring towns. Setting aside the obvious danger from the spread of fire, the smoke can be equally as detrimental to your health. Massive plumes of smoke created by wildfire can damage your lungs, but were you aware that the smoke can cause damage to your eyes as well?

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Virtual Reality Headsets: Toys? Or Future Medical Tools?

Virtual Reality Headsets: Toys? Or Future Medical Tools?

Created on: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Author: New England Vision Correction

In most cases, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of virtual reality headsets is their function in the wonderful world of entertainment. Virtual reality is considered the new frontier of the entertainment world, but could there be more to the technology than meets the eye?

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The Danger Diabetes Presents to the Health of your Eyes

The Danger Diabetes Presents to the Health of your Eyes

Created on: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Author: New England Vision Correction

Diabetes is a growing issue throughout the world, with an estimated 382 million people suffering from it in 2013. If not treated, diabetes can lead to other serious medical complications such as: ischemic heart disease, kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke—but did you know that diabetes can also affect your eyes?

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7 Different Foods That Are Good For Your Eyes

7 Different Foods That Are Good For Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Author: New England Vision Correction

Carrots are generally toted as the go-to vegetable for the eyes, but did you know that there are quite a few different foods out there that are said to promote good eye health? In this article we talk about some of these foods and how they can be beneficial to your daily diet.

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Common Misconceptions Regarding UV Safety

Common Misconceptions Regarding UV Safety

Created on: Monday, June 08, 2015
Author: New England Vision Correction

Most people know to protect themselves from Ultraviolet (UV) rays using traditional sunblock because of increasing skin cancer awareness. It is a less common understanding when it comes to the dangers UV radiation poses to your eyes, but like skin cancer awareness, it is becoming a growing concern around the world. It is good to see a raised level of awareness surrounding these issues, but in regards to how and when you should protect yourself from the dangers of UV radiation, there are some common misconceptions. In this article you will learn some of these misconceptions.

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